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Fannie Mae to accept lender-funded down payment assistance

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae will now buy mortgage loans with lender-funded grants, including down payment assistance, closing costs or financial reserves. The change could give nonbank lenders a way to guard against redlining accusations.

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Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

Keeping Current Matters

As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your house. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Selling Myths

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Can lower mortgage rates stop the housing recession?

Housing Wire

To say that mortgage rates have been on a wild Mr. Toad’s ride in 2022 is an understatement. In less than a year, we went from 2.78% on the 30-year fixed to as high as 6.28% , then recently got as low as 5% — only to have another move higher this week to 5.30%.

More Prospective Buyers Are Actively Searching for a Home

Eyes on Housing

The share of prospective home buyers who are actively engaged in the process to buy a home rose to 49% in the second quarter of 2022, after declining for three straight quarters.

Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

Home Buying Checklist: A Survival Guide for Buyers

Redfin

Owning a beautiful home you can call your own is a dream come true. Homeownership offers stability and a sense of security and safety, but the process of making the biggest purchase of your life can seem overwhelming.

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Why Are People Moving Today?

Keeping Current Matters

Buying a home is a major life decision. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

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Buyers’ Expectations of Housing Availability Improve

Eyes on Housing

For the first time since 2020, prospective buyers expect housing availability to improve. After falling steadily for five quarters, the share expecting the home search to get easier in the months ahead grew from 17% to 22% between the first and second quarters of 2022.

Appraisal Myths Too Many Sellers Believe

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Home Appraisal Myths You Need to Know The home appraisal process can be nerve-wracking for many sellers. You probably already listed your home, and even received an offer, and now someone is coming in to tell you what the house is worth? Someone who can quickly state a price that sinks your sale?

The 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in Texas

Redfin

Also known as “The Lone Star State,” Texas is home to a number of well-known cities such as Austin , Dallas , and Houston. However, you may be curious about what cities in the state are growing the fastest.

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Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

In this webinar, Mary Maloney will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

Expect a foreclosure spike in the coming months

Housing Wire

Distressed mortgages dating back to the height of the pandemic are expected to fuel a jump in foreclosure activity over the next 12 months, although the foreclosure rate is still expected to remain below the pre-pandemic historical average, a new report from Auction.com contends.

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3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

Keeping Current Matters

With all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. For Buyers For Sellers Foreclosures Housing Market Updates Content Hub

High Home Prices Is Main Reason Active Buyers Can’t Seal the Deal

Eyes on Housing

An earlier post revealed that 63% of buyers who were actively engaged in the process of finding a home in the 2nd quarter of 2022 have spent 3+ months searching for a home without success.

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Stuck trying to create videos for social media? Try these templates

The American Genius for Real Estate

This app allows users to upload photos, videos, music and create a snappy-looking product in minutes - and they have templates for real estate. The post Stuck trying to create videos for social media? Try these templates appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

Absorption Rate and Months of Inventory in Real Estate

Norada Real Estate

Absorption rates and months of inventory in real estate. What are they, and why are they significant? This information is useful since it represents the liquidity of a market. As a real estate investor, you can help maximize your profits by knowing the liquidity of a given real estate market.

New American Funding eliminates hundreds of jobs

Housing Wire

New American Funding has laid off hundreds of employees across multiple rounds of workforce reductions this year, multiple former employees told HousingWire.

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

Keeping Current Matters

If rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider this. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Pricing Rent vs. Buy

Banks Report Unchanged Home Lending Standards

Eyes on Housing

In the second quarter iteration of the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) on Bank Lending Practices, banks reported largely unchanged lending standards across all residential real estate (RRE) loans.

Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

How to Sell Your Home With a Rent-Back Agreement

HomeLight

Accepting a good offer on your home from the right buyer should be celebrated. But if you’ve sold your home before you’ve found a new one – or maybe your new one isn’t ready, or perhaps you want to stay put until the end of the school year – you may not be ready to pop the champagne cork.

How to deal with clients who are consistently late

The American Genius for Real Estate

When your day is stacked with client meetings, one late appearance can throw everything off - here's how to stay on track. The post How to deal with clients who are consistently late appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate. Real Estate Brokerage professionalism Real Estate News

Rocket’s profits drop dramatically to $60M in Q2 2022

Housing Wire

Rocket Companies , the parent of America’s top mortgage lender Rocket Mortgage , reported a $60 million profit in the second quarter, down from $1 billion in profits just the previous quarter.

Younger buyers drive homeownership rate in Q2 2022

Real Trends

Despite rising home prices , rents and mortgage rates , nationwide, the homeownership rate was up and the rental vacancy rate was down during the second quarter of 2022 compared to a year prior, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

Headship Stabilizes During the Pandemic Housing Boom

Eyes on Housing

Headship rates for all age groups have been trending lower over the last two decades, with important implications for the demand for home building.

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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney When Buying or Selling a House

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Buying a home isn’t the same as many other purchases you might make. Ownership is legally changed from the seller to the buyer, and there’s a lot of documentation and contracts involved with that.

Getting Pre-Approval for a Mortgage: What You Should Know

Point2Homes

Being pre-approved for a mortgage enables you to create an accurate budget while putting you in a stronger position when making an offer on your dream home. But what exactly is mortgage pre-approval, and how does it work? Here’s everything you need to know. What Is Mortgage Pre-approval?

Real estate brokerage Radius unveils mortgage-lending arm

Housing Wire

Tech-focused real estate brokerage Radius , flush with $14 million in venture capital raised this past April, has launched a mortgage lending arm in California that it plans to roll out to additional markets sometime next year.

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